Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Adoption day #9 for my Dash Hawk

 My sweet Christmas baby. 
It was actually on December 8th that the Russian Judge said "Yes"!
The joy overflowed as we all exited that court room on that cold winder morning. We were so head spun at the favor and mercy we were shown that day. We were given the favor by people who were so very poor. They would step aside as if we were royalty. Humbly my eyes filled with tears. We who were the least of all people were placed as if we were at the the head of the table.

We walked back to the orphanage and on the path there was a snowman along an open space where some apartments were.It was made by a child, sweet and innocent. Living here in the desert it was a special sight for us. In my memory there is the sight of it. Every day as we went to visit him at the orphanage it would shrink melting. Just like the time line of the trip every day getting closer to being home with our daughter. Our whole little family home for Christmas.
Our Whole family. This family, my family. Waiting 16 years for dove and for Dash ...
I waited 20 years to hold a son, my son. My son.
We got a Russian truck. He was so funny, phonetically reading the package. He had us all laughing.
Our son brings us so much joy every day. One of his nick names that I call him is

when I saw this cake it was perfect! On the way to the store to get it I saw myself going elsewhere. I walked into the store and right to this cake. IT WAS Perfect!

On another note...
Amrita my dear friend asked an important question.

Please don 't min d me asking , I don 't wan t to offend - but I am just curious to know in America how do people cope with house dust - you all don' t have maids to do your dusting an d with all the decorations, ho w you manage everyday dusting? I suppose American cities don' t have dust.

Oh we have dust! Water and a wrung cotton cloth that's it. With the wood I'll dry it after. With trinkets an old tooth brush. Again only water is used. If it is oily dust a pan with dish soap added to water works for me. Baking soda and vinegar are two other favorite tricks. A half of lemon on the kitchen counters with baking soda.

Well you all have a good evening. As for me I had a sick kid on Monday. Today I had to go in to the doctor with Bronchitis and sinus infection, caught it short of pneumonia bless God. I have sat still resting all day.
Tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. I have to testify in a trial as a witness. See this old post.
Please pray
Infusion on Saturday so I am really in a dangerous state to have to go. My doctor said sit still 48 hours, NO Crowds~  I will ware a mask to protect myself.
I have to read over that blog post.
This is the same trial that has been postponed every 3 months sense 2007!  I am the ONLY witness left!


Brown Shoe said...

Such a beautiful story and wonderful family. I would agree, the best Christmas gift the cake!

Susie said...

Happy Adoption Day!!

Good luck with your treatment.

Denise said...

What a beautiful story!! Thanks for sharing with us....... and I love the story about the dust!!! How funny is that........ I wonder,, what made you go to Russia to adopt? What a journey you have been on... What a witness to the love of the Father........ What a life! You have brought great joy into the lives of those two wonderful children...... You were sent to be a blessing.

Corey~living and loving said...

What a happy post. I can feel the joy. love the smiles. wonderful!

Debra said...

Awww... I loved your story so much. And the cake! Adorable, as well as your sweet family photos. Blessings, Debra

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